Picture by Nathan Barro: Lake Nagu Nagu, Queensland, Australia

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

A Great Christmas Trip in Brisbane

Christmas is always a big deal in our house, we do lots of special things and count down the days until the man in the red suit arrives.   Last year on the last weekend before Christmas we headed into Brisbane for the weekend to celebrate.  I found a really great deal at the Royal on The Park for a family (which is available again this year, details below) and booked it straight away.

We checked in on Saturday at lunch time and headed into the city (which was a short walk) for lunch and to visit the Myer Centre and have the kids photo taken with Santa there.  We walked over to Southbank and the kids had fun swimming in the beach. Then we headed back to our room to get ready for our evening out.  We took the kids to Southbank for dinner at the turkish restaurant.  

We caught a ride on one of these (below) back to the other side of the river.  The kids thought it was awesome! They laughed and had so much fun.

We got dropped off at King George Square where we got to see the giant Christmas Tree which was gorgeous.

Then we headed on foot to The Queen Street Mall and lined up to see the Myer Christmas window. It was such a good story last year and once again the kids loved it. 

On our way back to the hotel we were lucky enough to come across some real reindeer in the street and get a photo.

On Sunday we got up and spent the morning at Riverside Markets before we had to checkout at 12 noon (we also had time to swim in the pool and enjoy a delicious breakfast).

We had the best weekend, and it was really good value for money.

I saw on the Royal on the Park website (link HERE) that they have the same offer available for summer holidays this year which you can book now.  It includes breakfast too which was super delicious and I would highly recommend a weekend just like ours.

*This post is not sponsored by Royal on the Park, just a good experience had by us*

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